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Doing Business in Kentucky
For general information about starting or operating a business in the Commonwealth, visit the Kentucky One Stop Business Portal.
Kentucky—Income Tax: Return Filing and Payment Deadline Reminder Issued
The Kentucky Department of Revenue has issued a press release reminding personal income taxpayers that tax returns and payments for the 2012 tax year are due by Monday, April 15, 2013. This year taxpayers can use an online resource on the department’s website (http://www.revenue.ky.gov/refund.htm) to check on the status of their income tax refund. The department also offers free tax preparation assistance and electronic filing for state residents who make $51,000 or less.
Press Release, Kentucky Department of Revenue, March 15, 2013
2012 Refund Status
Check the status of your 2012 income tax refund.
E-File & E-Payment Options.
E-FILE: Your Best Option
Last year, over 80 percent of Kentucky taxpayers opted for the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their individual tax returns via electronic filing. Typically, Kentucky processed those returns in 7 to 10 working days. Thus, taxpayers receive refunds faster. Plus taxpayers who electronically file may have their refund checks direct deposited to their account,
By comparison, filing via a paper return results in an average of 8 to 10 weeks to process and issue refunds.
January 30, 2013 begins the processing season. The Department of Revenue strongly encourages Kentucky taxpayers to take advantage of the benefits of electronically filing their tax returns.
Free Electronic Filing
The Kentucky Department of Revenue has again partnered with the tax software community to provide free electronic filing of your 2012 federal and Kentucky returns.
The Kentucky Free File Alliance is an agreement between the Kentucky Department of Revenue and several software companies to provide free online services for qualified Kentucky taxpayers. Any software company may participate in the alliance. Each company determines its own free filing offer. Click on the icon below to view Kentucky Free File Alliance partners.
Disaster Relief Sales and Use Tax Legislation
County Information links to an interactive map that directs you to each of Kentucky's 120 counties. Find address, phone, fax, email & Web site information on each county's PVA, Sheriff, Clerk, Attorney and Judge Executive.